The San Nicola (Tremiti) - Vasto service was operated by NLG.
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The island of San Nicolas is located in the Isole Tremiti Archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, and lies just to the north of the Gargano Peninsular. The archipelago is made up of 5 islands: San Domino, St. Nicholas, Cretaccio, Capraia and Pianosa, and collectively, the islands form a commune of Italy's Province of Foggia and form part of the Gargano National Park. The island has been inhabited since the Iron Age (4th - 3rd centuries BC) and the Tremiti islands have been a place of confinement since ancient times. Roman emperor Augustus had his granddaughter Julia the Younger transferred here, where she died after 20 years. The island chain was ruled by the Abbey of Santa Maria a Mare at San Nicolas island during the Middle Ages. The Abbey was supposedly founded in the 9th century by Benedictine Monks from Montecassino. The islands were also used for the detention of political prisoners during the Fascist regime of Mussolini. Today, the islands are an important tourist destination because of their crystal clear warm waters. San Nicola is where most of the population live and is the site of a monastery where a monk named Nicolò was buried. Legend has it that every time someone tried to move his corpse off the island, a violent storm would break out, preventing navigation around the island.
The Italian town of Vasto is located in the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo and lies on the Adriatic Sea coast. The town's medieval quarter is a charming place to visit and is where lovely views of the sea can be had. A great deal of the town, which is the birthplace of the poet Gabriele Rossetti, dates back to the 15th century which is widely regarded as a golden period for the town and is when it was known as "the Athens of the Abruzzi". The resort of Vasto Marina is located around 2 km from the town itself and has a selection of hotels and restaurants along with a camping ground that is next to a long sandy beach. An additional 5 km to the north of the town is the Spiaggia di Punta Penna and the Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci which is an area of rocky coastline, of around 285 hectares, which is perfect for long walks along its beaches, for swimming and diving.
From the town's port there are 7 sailings each week to San Nicola with a crossing time of around 2 hours.